In a world of automatic updates and remote storage, are attorneys still controlling their practices? Are we forgetting valuable information as our machines take over? In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of trading control for increased productivity.

Link to Episode: Automation or Control: Why Attorneys Must Choose

Segment 1:  Automation or Control?

Segment 2:  LegalTech and the Importance of Attending Technology Conferences

Segment 3:  Parting Shots. 

Released: January 31, 2004
Length: 31:47
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Is your legal practice less efficient because of out-of-date technology? In today’s world of accelerating change, it can be difficult to keep up with client expectations. In this episode, we discuss New Year’s tech resolutions. The topics include using instant messaging, implementing social media, updating operating systems, and much more. Tune in to find new ways to future-proof your practice or firm.

Link to Episode: New Year’s Tech Resolutions for Practicing Attorneys

Segment 1:  New Year’s Tech Resolutions for Practicing Attorneys

Segment 2:  Our Report on CES

Segment 3:  Parting Shots. 

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While the iPad offers lawyers in any practice area the potential for productivity improvements, app developers have really concentrated on making the iPad most useful for litigators.  Today, there are apps for all parts of a legal matter, from case intake all the way to jury verdict.  In this edition, Dennis and Tom discuss Tom’s upcoming book iPad in One Hour for Litigators and why it makes sense for lawyers to take a look at using an iPad in the courtroom.  They also mourn the impending loss of Google Reader, and what it means for using RSS as a legal research tool.

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Segment 1:  The iPad for Litigators

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Segment 2:  The Impending Death of Google Reader. Google announced its plans to retire the popular Google Reader.  Dennis and Tom pause briefly to mourn its passing, and discuss what it means for RSS users.

Segment 3:  Parting Shots. 

Recorded:  March 16, 2013
Length: 37:03
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Lawyers consistently tell us that LinkedIn is the social media platform that makes the most sense for them and other legal professionals.  They like the professional and business focus of LinkedIn, as compared to the personal focus of Facebook and other platforms.  However, lawyers also tell us they wish they could use LinkedIn better than they do now.  In this episode, we welcome guest Allison Shields to discuss the new book LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers, how lawyers can make better use of LinkedIn, and some practical tips lawyers and others can implement right away on the professional networking site.

Link to the episode:  LinkedIn for Legal Professionals

Segment 1:  LinkedIn for Legal Professionals

Segment 2:  Puzzled. This week, Allison, Dennis and Tom are puzzled why, although many lawyers recognize that LinkedIn a good networking option for lawyers, they don’t see much potential value in it.

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  September 5, 2012
Length: 37:11


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As rumors of a game-changing new Apple TV begin to swirl, we wonder how technology is changing the way we watch television.  Does technology always need to have “productive” uses?  In this episode, we turn to a nonserious technology topic for the end of summer, explore ways technology, especially tablets, can enhance your TV viewing experience, and find some surprisingly serious conclusions about where technology is taking us.

Link to the episode:  Technology-Enhanced Television

Segment 1:  Technology-Enhanced Television

  • Different ways to watch TV on a tablet now (iPad links below; other platforms will have apps for most of these)
  • “Second Screen” Apps – check the App Store for second screen app companions to your favorite shows
  • Other Social Television Apps

Segment 2:  Puzzled. This week, Tom and Dennis are puzzled why websites don’t provide a consistent approach to choosing and managing passwords.  Tom’s puzzlement nearly turns into a rant.

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  August 21, 2012
Length: 35:49


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Have you ever wanted one action on the Web automatically trigger another action? For example, if you post a tweet, it automatically becomes a LinkedIn or Facebook update or if you star a blog post in Google Reader, it automatically gets added to your Evernote account. IFTTT (If This, Than That) is a web service does exactly that. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, we discuss web automation and IFTTT, how it might make your life a little easier, and the role this type of service might play for the busy lawyer.

Link to the episode:  Putting the Web to Work For You

Segment 1:  Putting the Web to Work for You

Segment 2:  Puzzled. This week, Tom and Dennis are puzzled why a tech writer didn’t take basic precautions to protect his most precious computer data.

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  August 12, 2012
Length:  37:53


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While Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter draw the lion’s share of social media attention, there are many social media platforms available to lawyers.  Names like Tumblr, Pinterest and Foursquare represent just a few of the social media alternatives you might already be using or thinking about using.  How can you evaluate which of these social media tools might be worthy of your time and effort?  In this episode, we survey the lesser-traveled landscapes of the social media world, identify some tools that might make sense to some lawyers in different scenarios, and speculate about the future of specialized social media tools.

Link to the episode:  I’ll Tumbr For Ya

Segment 1:  I’ll Tumblr For Ya

Segment 2:  Puzzled. This week, Tom and Dennis are puzzled why lawyers insist on using email for involved online conversations, rather than collaboration tools that are more efficient.

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  July 29, 2012
Length:  38:10


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For many years, we used email and listservs for private and public discussions.  Today, the last thing we want is add a high-volume email list to our overloaded email inboxes.  Yet we still have the need for discussions of all kinds.  What are good ways to have discussions using technology today?  In this episode, we tackle today’s options for discussions, how to select the right forum for discussions, and whether we can improve the quality of the discussions we have.

Link to the episode:  The Lost Art of the Online Conversation

Segment 1:  The Lost Art of the Online Conversation

  • SoloSez listserv from the American Bar Association’s GP|Solo Division
  • MILO – Macs in Law Offices
  • Chat/Discussion Options
    • Traditional listservs
    • LinkedIn
    • Online chat rooms like the new service ChatStep
    • Follow social media conversations with Engag.io

Segment 2:  The Rant. This week, Tom rants about comment spam, and spammers who now realize that their earlier spam is causing them SEO problems.

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  July 9, 2012
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We can find almost anything on the Internet.  The problem is finding what we’ve already found when we want to find it again.  Are there ways to “harvest” the web so we can find and read research at a later time?  In this episode, we take a look at ways to store and keep track of what you find in your web research, resources for reading web findings later or when you are offline, and whether techniques like capturing blog posts for reading later on a Kindle or iPad really help us with the problem of information overload.

Link to the episode:  Find it Now, Read it Later

Segment 1:  Find it Now, Read it Later

Segment 2:  The Rant. This week, Tom rants about blog posts where people say technology isn’t changing much about how we practice law.

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  June 30, 2012
Length:  38:57


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Recent news stories about large password compromises have refocused our attention on good password practices.  Password management seems to require more time and effort than ever before, but it’s not clear that we really feel any more secure.  Are there good ways to create, use and protect all of our passwords?  In this episode, we take a look at the current state of passwords, changing recommendations on password management, and whether there are some good, simple approaches to dealing with today’s password requirements.

Link to the episode:  Getting a Passing Grade on Passwords

Segment 1:  Getting a Passing Grade on Passwords

Segment 2:  The Rant. This week, Tom rants about people who don’t pay attention to when social media sites share things without their knowledge.  Dennis agrees.

  • Use MyPermissions.org to scan your social network app permissions and clean them up

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  June 15, 2012
Length:  34:13


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